Sustainable Agriculture

Producing More. Conserving More. Improving Lives.


Our vision for sustainable agriculture strives to meet the needs of a growing population, to protect and preserve this planet we all call home, and to help improve lives everywhere. In 2008 Monsanto made a commitment to sustainable agriculture – pledging to produce more, conserve more, and improve farmers’ lives by 2030.

Producing More

Monsanto works with farmers from around the world to make agriculture more productive and sustainable. Our technologies enable farmers to get more from every acre of farmland.

Specifically, we are working to double yields in our core crops by 2030. These yield gains will come from a combination of advanced plant breeding, biotechnology, and improved farm-management practices.


Conserving More

We've strengthened our goal of double crop yields by committing to doing it with one-third fewer resources such as land, water, and energy per unit produced.

We're continuing to develop better seeds and improved on-farm practices that enable farmers to better manage weeds, pests, and environmental stresses. We're working with our partners to develop conservation systems that are better for the plant.

And we're working to make these tools of innovation available to the people who have the most direct relationship with the land - the millions of farmers around the world.

Improving Lives

The technology we use to develop better seeds and the partnerships we nurture to develop new agronomic practices can drive big increases in yield and productivity.

For all the world's farmers who raise themselves from poverty to prosperity, many more people will also prosper, through healthier diets, greater educational opportunities, and brighter futures fueled by more robust local economies.

As part of our commitment to sustainable agriculture, we set a goal to help farmers improve their quality of life, including 5 million people in resource-poor farm families by 2020.